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Ch 5: GACE Health Education: Eating Disorders & Nutritional Problems

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Let us help you review for the GACE Health Education exam. These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes provide several approaches to help you study for exam questions on eating disorders and nutritional problems.

GACE Health Education: Eating Disorders & Nutritional Problems - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to help you review for the GACE Health Education exam. The lessons begin by discussing important vocabulary regarding eating disorders and nutritional problems and the go on to discuss the causes, types, treatment and prevention of these problems. After completing this chapter you should be able to:

  • Discuss the risk factors and cultural perspectives of eating disorders
  • Define anorexia nervosa and list its symptoms, treatments and prognosis
  • Summarize the differences between bulimia, binge eating disorder and obesity
  • Explain body dysmorphic disorder
  • Examine the causes and symptoms of night eating syndrome
  • Understand the female athlete triad and treatment
  • Explore warning signs and how to prevent eating disorders

These engaging video and text lessons allow you to work at your own pace and from any Internet-connected device as review in preparation of taking the GACE Health Education. The short lesson quizzes at the end of each chapter allow you to see how well you are retaining the material and help you know if you are ready for test day.

9 Lessons in Chapter 5: GACE Health Education: Eating Disorders & Nutritional Problems
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Vocabulary for Eating Disorders & Nutritional Problems

1. Vocabulary for Eating Disorders & Nutritional Problems

Lots of eating disorders and nutritional problems go hand-in-hand, but this lesson will define different kinds separately from one another. These include anorexia, cachexia, bulimia, obesity, and more.

What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives

2. What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives

This lesson takes a broad look at the causes of eating disorders. In addition, this lesson looks at what causes individuals to face higher or lower incidence rates of eating disorders.

What is Anorexia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

3. What is Anorexia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

This lesson explores what anorexia nervosa is and why it is so dangerous. It covers common symptoms seen in children who may develop anorexia as well as what anorexia will do to those who suffer from it.

What is Bulimia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

4. What is Bulimia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

This lesson explores bulimia as well as challenges many common misconceptions of bulimia. Specifically, this lesson describes the diagnostic requirements, the subtypes, and the treatments known to help with bulimia.

Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity: Definition, Discussion and Treatment

5. Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity: Definition, Discussion and Treatment

Binge-eating disorders are difficult to confront, but can be relatively easy to treat. This lesson explores some of the causes and issues related to binge-eating disorder, as well as to obesity in general.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types

6. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types

Many of us have something about our appearance that we'd like to change, but for some people these desires can develop into actual disorders. How are body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders related? This lesson gives you a closer look at these disorders and the impact they can have on people.

Night Eating Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

7. Night Eating Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

We all enjoy an occasional midnight snack, but for someone suffering from night eating syndrome, late night eating happens on a regular basis and makes up 25% or more of their daily caloric intake. Learn about the causes, risks and treatments in this lesson.

Female Athlete Triad: Definition & Treatment

8. Female Athlete Triad: Definition & Treatment

For some female athletes, working out and dieting too hard can lead to health problems. Learn about the female athlete triad, a condition associated with disordered eating, amenorrhea and osteoporosis in active girls and women, in this lesson.

Reducing Eating Disorder Development: Warning Signs & Prevention

9. Reducing Eating Disorder Development: Warning Signs & Prevention

Eating disorders are easier to prevent than to cure. Learn how to identify warning signs in the early stages to allow for early intervention and even the prevention of common eating disorders, like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, in this lesson.

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